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Andrew VS the gummy candies

Once upon a time, there was a man. This man’s name was Andrew. Andrew loved his gummy candies. Gummy worms, gummy bears, gummy sharks, they all were loved and met their demise under Andrew’s powerful molars. Gummy peach rings – smash, smash, smash, down his gullet. Gummy dots – chew, chew, chew, swallowed with delight. Wherever Andrew could find gummy candies, Andrew would joyfully purchase and delightfully devour them.

One fateful day, Andrew had the brilliant idea of making his own gummy candies. He found a recipe online and procured all the necessary ingredients. He followed the directions to the letter and let them set in the freezer. He pried on out and squeezed it between his fingers. Hmm, he thought, feels about right. He popped it in his mouth and started to chew. HORRIBLE! It tasted nasty and was far too chewy! He spit it out and went and cried himself to sleep.

The next day, he woke up and cleaned up the mess he made. He noticed there was a recipe on the back of the gelatin box. Hmm, he thought, those pretty looking pictures look about right. So after another trip to the store, he followed the new recipe to the letter! He let it sit in the fridge to solidify. After he was finished waiting, he pulled them out. They were too soft! Horrible, he thought, but hey, free jello! And he proceeded to eat it all, slightly disappointed.

The next day, he found yet another recipe. Continuing on his quest for delicious homemade gummy candies, he went to the store, got all the stuff and followed the recipe to the letter. Still not right! They were even less enjoyable than the jello.

Then the next day came, and with it, a last ray of hope! A new recipe to follow. So right away, our young, dashing, intrepid, handsome, muscular, and very much single (ladies…) hero Andrew followed this last recipe to the letter. It looked like candy, it smelled like candy, it might be candy! He waited impatiently as the candy hardened. Ding! The candy was done.

Slowly, Andrew pulled it off the foil. It was springy, it smelled fruity, it seems to be perfect! He cuts himself off a piece of the block… slowly puts it in his mouth… starts to chew… continues to chew… realizes that he’s still chewing… and realizes that it doesn’t taste good at all!

NOOOOOOOOO! Andrew yells, rending his shirt in a fit of rage and anguish. His head and hands drop, defeated. He quietly cries and crawls into bed.

TV Shows

Okay, so… Let me just get this out there: I like watching TV. I know, I know. TV’s the devil, it’s bad for you, I could be doing a billion other things that will be better for me, make me more money, keep the house cleaner, make me a better rider, help me lose weight, etc. But I enjoy it. And since I enjoy it, I think about it.

Anyway, here’s the show’s I’m excited about this fall:

Castle – September 24th, 2012
Psych – Fall (super pinpoint accuracy)
Fringe – September 28th, 2012
Community – October 19th, 2012
Raising Hope –  October 2nd, 2012
Parks and Recreation – September 20th, 2012
The Office – September 20th, 2012
How I Met Your Mother – September 24th, 2012
Warehouse 13 – Started like 4 weeks ago (didn’t find that out till today)

Community is one of my favorites, though they did fire the head writer at the end of last season, so I’m not sure how this next season is going to turn out.

Raising Hope is a new favorite of mine. I just discovered it a few weeks ago and have been taking my time going through the first season, and hopefully I’ll finish them all before the next season airs.

Castle, Psych, Parks and Recreation, and How I Met Your Mother are all shows that I really enjoy and I am looking forward to watching them, but I don’t have anything really special to say about them.

The Office is kinda stale, but I hope that they will be entertaining again. I didn’t even watch the last episode from last season.

I never did finish watching Fringe, either. Though I do feel like I’m saving that for a good rainy day or something.

Warehouse 13 is just an fun show to watch. I wouldn’t say the acting, story, or effects are anything special, I just like watching the people run around and do stuff. And apparently the new season already started, so I’m going to go watch that right now.

New post

With all that’s been going on (not much), I’ve been too busy (doing nothing) to write a blog post. My profound thoughts (keep that phrase in mind) have been spewing (I just wanted to use the word spew) from my head and I haven’t simply been able to keep them contained long enough for them make it to this blog post (I think I mean I forgot them).

BUT TODAY IS DIFFERENT! Here they all are (In all reality they aren’t profound at all. It was total sarcasm before) in line item form (cause I think it’ll be fun!):

  1. I went for a run this morning. It was quite warm at 7 am.
  2. I rolled my foot while running and whenever I put pressure on it – in the outer, mid-foot area – it hurts.
  3. It wasn’t till after work that I remembered the whole RICE thing. I still didn’t do much past the R.
  4. I managed to turn in a big project today, while trying my best to move two other huge projects forward at the same time. I could have used a whole ‘nother person today.
  5. I made Balsamic-Glazed Drumsticks today. Except I didn’t use drumsticks. I used leg quarters. Still tasty.
  6. I didn’t follow the recipe quite to the letter. I doubled the sauce and replaced some of the vinegar with apple cider vinegar so I didn’t have to use all my good stuff.
  7. I also didn’t wait to let them cool like he said.
  8. I burnt my mouth.
  9. It’s like 9 pm and I’m looking forward to bed.
  10. I just wanted this to be an even ten.
  11. Cause I’m cool like that.
  12. Well, crap… Might as well keep going.
  13. The section of this article on Gang Stalking victims brings up some interesting thoughts and hint at what I really thinks wrong with people who believe conspiracies.
  14. I think I have a conspiracy about people who believe in conspiracies.
  15. Don’t try to contradict me, cause then you’re part of the conspiracy!